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in ubs have edged up in early trade after the bank announced a major settlement with u.s., u.k., and swiss regulators over its role in the libor fixing scandal. with more we'll look at the story with carolyn roth with us on set. i guess we're expecting a settlement, expecting something big. what have we learned today? >> well, first of all, i mean, the market reaction -- ubs up by 1%, can you believe that? what barclays was hit with $450 million fine, i mean, we saw a big hit in barclays' share price. this fine is three time the amount that barclays was fined. $1.5 billion or $1.4 billion swiss>>frank: francs. this is on the libor manipulation charges. ubs must pay swiss regulators $59 million in profits because the regulator can't fine ubs. the fine from the fsa is the biggest ever, 160 million pounds, $1.2 billion will go to the u.s. regulators. so the second biggest fine that was ever handed to a financial institution. of course, following that $1.9 billion fine that was given to hsbc. what we do know is that the company is admitting criminal wrongdoing in its japanese arm b
in the u.k. that multinational companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says they have always paid taxes to the letter of the law will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. the will and amazon have also been targeted as not paying their fair share and england. >> it is 6:11 a.m. and we'll be back in a couple of mess. minutes. you are just going to have to trust me, this is walnut creek. we will be right back. =dj local reservoirs' have seen a needed increase in water levels because of last weekend's storms. reserves and santa clara and proves it evidently with the rainfall. levels are still not exactly where they need to be though. since last wednesday the santa clara valley water district says average storage in their 10 reservoirs' increase from 74 to 91% where they should normally be. that is a nearly 4 billion increase of water. reservoir levels increased about 3%. east bay mud says all their reservoirs are at 85 percent capacity. water supply, they
ourses to our international competitors, our economy here in the uk is growing by 0.6%, whereas in germany, we've seen growth of 3.6%. in the u.s., growth of #.1% during the same period. so certainly not a cause for celebration. still a difficult operating environment. under the former chancellor's plan, we would have been borrowing less in the next three years. because the government has failed to get our economy growing and because the policies have pushed us into recent double dip recession, they'll be pr rowing 212 billion pounds more than they planned. put that in context, that is the equivalent of what we in the uk will be spending this financial year on health, transport and defense in aggregate. >> you were talking quite rightly about the low level of he have credit growth in the uk, which has obviously been a feature of this period. but there's a question of what's cause and what's effect there. the banks will tell you that that problem is not so much availability of credit, there's credit demand and even in the mortgage sector which under normal circumstances you might
comes in response to recent outcry in the u.k. that multi national companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says that they have always paid their taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. >> local reservoirs' have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the last weekend storms. reserves and santa clara improve significantly with the right fog, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says that the average stores in their reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of where they should normally be. east bay mud says all there reservoirs' are now at 85 percent capacity. as far as water supply--they are in good shape. to many more storms, they will have to release some water into creeks to maintain the levels. >> this is a live look from the roof cam and there is a beautiful start to the morning. we are just dealing with cloudy condi
over to the delta brand. this is all about increasing its exposure into the uk market, specifically the slots at heathrow. those remain the crown jewel in terms of the airline business going over to europe. if you have access to those slots, it's a much easier way to become profitable or increase your profits over in europe. by the way, there are 31 daily flights between the uk and north america. we'll find out exactly what happens in terms of frequent flier redemption possibilities between delta and virgin atlantic. remember, virgin atlantic is not part of any global alliance, not part of the sky team alliance, although many wonder if that's going to change with some time. take a look at shares of delta. richard anderson has had a nice little move here. some people would say, listen, this is all about jet fuel as it has moderated. there's something else at play here. we'll be talking with richard anderson about this at 11:40, first on cnbc. we'll talk to him after the press conference announcing this deal. you don't want to miss what he has to say. this is a ceo, and we've talked a
to a recent outcry in the u.k. that multinational companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits to overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says they have always paid taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. : amazon also have been targeted as not paying their fair share in england. >> we will have more on the weather and traffic and more on the sunshine later this afternoon. combat is 5:14. >> reservoir is that as local reservoirs and a much- needed increase in water levels as a last week end storms. >> reservoir is in santa clara and gross unethically with rainfall, the levels are still not exactly where the need to be. >> since last wednesday the santa clara valley water district said average storage in their reservoirs and attend reservoirs' and chrism 74 to 91 percent of where they should be. that is an increase of nearly 4 billion gal. of water. and over in the east bay, what reservoirs' levels increased about 3%. east bay mud says all their reservoirs are now at 85
's the rule in the uk. >> you could not be more wrong, brian. you need to get out more. my parents are getting old. i spent a lot of time the last year in the hospital with my mother, and i can tell you that the treatment they get is second to none. are there restrictions to the kinds of treatments? yes, they don't try and take on really experimental treatments unless you're in a trial, but most of the people i saw in a brand new hospital in my old home town of birmingham, they were getting first-class treatment, extremely expensive. and you know, you can argue about end of life care and was it worth it or not -- >> that's not what we're talking about. by the way, i guess the daily mail and telegraph are wrong. denied end of life care because too old to treat. >> this lady is not at the end of her life. >> i'm not talking about that woman. i'm raising a difficult issue. >> they are wrong, and they're being really alarmist because they get lots of attention for it. but people who are facing, you know, extreme -- the ends of their treatment of cancer, do they get treatment from the nhs? yes, the
. close to finalizing a deal in the united states, the uk and switzerland in which the bank will pay roughly 1.5 alien dollars. morgan stanley paying $5 million fine to the state of massachusetts over facebook ipo. the complaint against the banking giant cited improper influence of bankers over wall street analysts. morgan stanley shifted into fox business state is pleased to have reached a settlement and put the matter behind us. american drivers are getting more relief at the pump as gas prices dropped to the lowest level of the year. according to aaa daily fuel gauge, the national average is down $3.25 per gallon. we continue our countdown to the closing bell with liz claman. liz: thanks, adam. nicole, let's get to you. looking at one mobile phone record that has been on a roll. everybody has these things for holiday gifts. nicole: let's take a look at the stock, up nearly 3% on the day. nokia cracked the $4 barrier today. one of the reasons, one of the competitors, htc, could be pushing aside some big plans to compete with nokia. large screen windows phone, and the technology doe
about violent video games and movies, i think a lot of us would agree, countries like japan, u.k. they have the same violent video games and the same violent movies the thing they don't have is easier access to a weapon like that that was used. why not remove the weapons? >> when you say remove -- adam: can't buy it. >> how about the weapons that are already in circulation owned by people? adam: i think that's going to be an issue. you can't make people give the guns back. but you could start to restrict the sale. that's the argument that's being made, isn't it? >> the way i look at it is this, give me the exact verbiage of the law and see whether that would have stopped lanza. i submit to you it would not. for example, he has weapons in in the house already. separate issue, he's a mentally disturbed fellow and his mother has weapons unsecured in the house. adam: i don't disagree with you. david: very quickly, how much would this cost, this kind of security? >> if you used former military, per school anywhere between 40 and 50,000 dollars a year. david: for the nation, tens of bi
, more than the entire radio industry in the uk commentary view industry in france. just unprecedented level of royalties. liz: you have some conservatives in congress saying you shouldn't have congress dictating what should be royalty rates, it should be just left open to the free market. do you agree with that? >> we do not agree with that. radio in this country and around the world for decades has been subject to license because you cannot have tens of thousands of radio stations making individual agreements with hundreds of thousands of artists. it folds down fro for my market efficiency standpoint. we don't want congress to set the rates but we want them to put a structure in place that can consistently deliver rates that all parties, innovative services, all agree upon. liz: i cannot let you go without ringing up, and don't roll your eyes, but the stock moves every time it floats in the market. if apple were to enter the internet radio space you guys face these royalty issues effectively they have dealt with that through itunes and they would have so many names at listeners finge
, that's one of the things i'm not on the hot seat about. that's part of the u.k. member firm. >> of course, this is an issue at the form. it's a big deal. >> it's important to us. unfortunately, we can't comment on that. our member firm has put out a statement. we believe we held up to professional standards. >> during that time, there was no questioning on the part of hewlett-packard in terms of saying, hey, did you find anything? it just seems like it came up from nothing. now all the sudden it's fraud with this $8 billion write down. >> again, i can't comment on it. i wish i could, but i cannot. >> all right. let me move on to your meeting with the president about the fiscal cliff. >> sure. it was optimistic. president very inclusive of business. he was open to a broad set of solutions that included all aspects, not just revenue, but spending and entitlement reform. >> so you actually felt that you saw a difference. you say it wasn't always like that. you saw a difference in the president in terms of listening and perhaps taking advice on what's to be done fiscally? >> the
like the united states or uk or canada. >> max, let me get your take really on the broad question of where we are in the economy and what we're seeing in terms of selling right now. are you seeing business pick up, or do you think people are sort of sitting on their hands because we're worried about so many things out there, including the fiscal cliff? >> that's a great question, maria. apple's stock performance has a lot to do with the fiscal cliff. people are painting their years to try to benchmark against the s&p and re-base their apple which many will request into in q1 at the new higher price for tax reasons. that being said, apple is a luxury product, a luxury product that hasn't fully 100% delivered on the price premium, given the sensitivity in the market and the sensitivity about dysfunction in washington, all things being equal, that's something of a headwind and we should keep in mind, too, part of the bargain hunting has to do with concerns of growth that's been lately better news but pretty marked in the chinese economic landscape for the last several months. >> same
, as well. >> as for action in the overseas markets, the u.k. is closed today for boxing day as are some of the former brish colonies. in europe the dax down about there about 35 points, around half a percent. and overnight in japan, the nikkei, the yen falling to a 20-month low. you have the nikkei up 1.5%. the nikkei -- yen versus the dollar as shinzo abe returns to office as japan's new prime minister, promising monetary and fiscal reforms. we have the shanghai composite there up about a quarter percent. >>> all right. in today's top stories, the u.s. is five days away from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, returning to washington tomorrow to continue talks to try to avoid that automatic tax hike and spending cut combination. that's the same day that congress returns to town. before the president left town on friday, he suggested a stopgap measure to freeze tax rates for people making less than $250,000 a year and extend unemployment benefits. reports say white house staffers have been quietly working with senate democrats to come up w
in the u.k. top shop is killing it. best traffic in retail. top shop is dipping its toe into the u.s. market so everybody from the gap to fact fashion should watch out. they have a partnership with nordstrom. that's going to be a win. and, tyler, you can even get a tattoo or hair extensions. >> just what i wanted for the new year. >> it's coming your way. >> that's what i want. >> that's for2013. >> all right, stacy. thanks. have a great new year, okay? >> thanks. you too. >> hey, michelle. >>> i'd love to see you in a tattoo. all right. >> bad. >> more days four days -- four days and counting. harry reiry reid says the u.s. probably going over the fiscal cliff. >> would it be betser for america if we did go over the fiscal cliff? coming up? >> announcer: if congress fails to come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff, the u.s. unemployment rate will top over 9% in 2013. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank.
. starbucks has been brought up before parliament in the uk to answer questions about why they are not keeping their tax money at home. the reason is, the tax rates are too high on corporate profit. bring them down and the taxes will stay at home and you won't have it problem at all. >> yeah, i think the real underlying problem is the bad state of the u.s. tax code that forces people it take advantage of things that are legal if not necessarily patriotic. >> these companies are following the rules. nobody is accusing them even of breaking rules. >> it is not illegal. >> we have to expect them to do exactly that. >> fix the underlie be problem and you fix this. then they might actually good to work under this country. >> we should say thank you for doing that. >> jc penney throwing in the towel on no coupons policy. 20% off on friends and family discount over the weekend. has ron johnson finally come around? or too little too late john karner? >> i was a buyer into the story line. when i saw bill akman give his presentation on how jc penney would turn things around with no more coupons, i bough
in the christmas special in the u.k. and then type is on the search box on twitter you get loads of comments including this one warning people to avoid the papers today followed by a spoiler tweet save one particular actor is leaving the series. i have it on good authority that a key member of the crowley family dies tragically near the end of the new season. i can tell you who it is but that would be wrong. lori: you are pathetic. dennis: y? tracy: bathing suits and chases? [talking over each other] lori: compelling and so well done and there is no bad language, no nudity but the story is so interesting. the fact -- that is my point. you don't need it. tracy: got to run but we will continue this debate off camera. lori: best show on television. tracy: we have breaking news. [talking over each other] tracy: gop conference call. eric cantor ridge just announce the house plans to return on sunday at 6:30 p.m. and will be in session sunday through friday, that is after new year's by my calendar, still awaiting senate action but will be back on sunday, 40 hours that you were talking about. it is
in the uk are reporting the story. just simply a wealth of puns, jokes, and the like. kate expectations, says "the daily sun." "the mirror" for pregnant kate in hospital for days. and the "daily mail" has it has a nation's joy, a husband's nerves. so, whichever way you cut this, everybody seems to be delighted. i mean there's just -- there's just tons of tons of papers by the yard. >> can i go out on a limb and say it's just the beginning. you have nine months, and then the kid is born, and you have years of the same exact thing. richard quest for us this morning. thanks, richard, appreciate it. we've heard from brianna keilar just a few moments ago, both the white house and congressional republicans have laid their plans on the table to deal with a looming fiscal cliff which is now 28 days away. both proposals have been flat-out rejected by the other side. former british prime minister tony blair is with me this morning to talk a little bit about what the standstill means not just for the united states, but really, the international community, as well. it's nice to have you, sir. >> th
of with the british system, and in the u.k. incentivize with the preventive checks, blood pressure, cholesterol, urine checks and in the hospital, they get incentivized and rewarded. in massachusetts if the doctor does not save them money, then the doctors get penalized. stuart: and how do you judge, is it cost per patient per lifetime that the doctor is judged on? >> so what's happening here is that doctors are entering into contracts with insurance companies and they're given what's called a global budget. and they get a set amount of money to take care of a patient. if they look after those patients economically and save money they're rewarded. if they do not look after patients and spend money excessively and doctors are penalized and they're tracking it. stuart: that's interesting. let's suppose you've got a universe of 200 patients for one doctor. we'll give you x number of dollars to treat 200 people. you go above the dollars you're going to get penalized and come out of your pocket. keep below that number, the total cost of 200. you're incentivized and keep the difference. >> that's how it wor
the the whole -- like a big-time democratic supporter who went to the u.k. [inaudible]. basically the u.s. wealthy are making their arrangements. they understand what's happening here. stuart: you realize both of us with british accents both of us talking about the americans. there's two americans right there. >> that's the american dream. anybody can get off the boat at ellis island and 48 hours later they are telling you americans everything what's wrong with your country. what a great country. charles: i think a lot of people step off the boat embrace what america is all about more than people who are actually born in this country. i think we keep complaining that the wealthy, on the buffett end, yeah they support obama because it helps their guilt and they could afford it. the other wealthy, the 250,000, they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. to mark's point, anyone out there who does not think that at some point we're going to come around 200,000, 150,000. stuart: hold on a second. under obama care the taxes which will pay for it go into effect on january 1st, three, four
and the u.k. after a federal judge yesterday denies apple's request to ban sales of samsung's smart phone found to illegal use apple technology and instantgramm says it has the right to sell your photos without payment for notification and there is no way to opt out. move such to take effect on january 16th and the policy coming from three months after facebook completed its acquisition of the photo sharing sight. that is the latest from fox business giving you the power to prosper. ashley: budget talks in washington dominating headlines. our investors overlooking the bigger global threat than the fiscal cliff? joining us doug cote, chief market strategist withing investment management. always spending too much time worrying about the fiscal cliff and what worrres you on the global scale? >> fundamental you shouldn't focus too much on politicians anyway, what we are looking at is paying attention to the fundamentals of corporate earnings, what matters to companies and what we have seen is this is the first quarter in twelve consecutive quarters that year over year earnings growth is negat
with your fox news minute. france and the u.k. sum mounting israeli envoys in protest f israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu plan to build 3,000 settlement homes in the west bank. they authorized the housing units a day after the palestinians were voted by the u.n. to status. >>> despite international warnings, sources in the south korean government say the first stage of the rocket has been put in place suggesting a launch could come early as next week. that could coy inside with south korea's presidential elections. >>> demonstrations raging in egypt as president mohammed morsi and the muslim brotherhood push through a new hard-line islamist constitution. egypt's high court suspending its work indefinitely when morsi's supporters prevented them from entering into the courthouse to rule on the constitution. those are the headlines. back to tracy. tracy: lauren green, thank you very much. auto companies reporting strong november sales today. ford, chrysler, toyota and nissan and hyundai reported strong sales due to hurricane sandy. jeff flock is in chicago with more. hey, jeff. >
in the uk after regulators said it after regulators said it denigrates the bottle drink industries. that is what we havenn next. keep it here. ♪ get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get traightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. dagen: another day, another meeting. it still looks awfully wide in dealing with the looming tax increases and spending cuts. are they closer to a deal than we think? here to answer brett baier. he joins us from washington, d.c. was the white house or the democrats surprised by the republican proposal? >> dagen, i do not think that they were surprised. they knew another proposal would be coming back. they probably guessed that it would not include tax rate increases. that is the dance that is goi
're not being impacted at this stage. we are in the france, uk and spain and all of our businesses are growing in each market. we're hiring in all of those markets. anybody who wants to know. >> have you changed the mix of samples depending on the economic environment? for instance in 2008 did you have maybe a lower end price point product as well as a higher end or no? >> that's one thing about the beauty industry, trends are always changing. it's an accessible luxury. you've heard of the lipstick effect. when the company goes down people want to treat themselves. one thing we've seen this year is male trends. nail polish, nail art. >> carl loves nail polish. he just loves it. >> what are all those people who give out samples in department stores going to do when you put them out of business? >> they're doing something different. department store sampling and sampling in stores is a loyalty moment. it's not a great thing to do for customer acquisition. you still have to get a customer to walk up to you. we're doing something really different. it's customer acquisition and it's in a very targe
is set to open below 13,000. markets in europe mixed after a shortened session in the uk, france and spain. our road map starts right where we were months ago, waiting for the 112th congress to agree on a debt reduction package. the senate convenes at 11:00 a.m. >> the dow had its worst day in a month on friday. set to close december with a loss. the question is, does it continue to sell off if there isn't an accord in congress. >> we will always have china. manufacturing pmi data from last night is the best in 21 months. can we finally say the chinese economy has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if thi
that will get smaller and smaller and smaller. the uk, well under 2. china, 1.55. we know they've actually implemented policies because they want to control population. in the bigger picture, fooling around with mother nature in this way could have hugely negative consequences. russia 1.43 and germany, 1.41. at the very bottom of the list, other than certain countries where the information is not available, the bottom of this list was singapore at .78. i know we're dealing with so many issues nowadays and i blow a gasket over many of them, whether fiscal cliff, unfunded liabilities, at some point, growth is the answer. when you start considering where the engines of growth have been and what their population declines may be, it makes one wonder, where is the horsepower from global growth will come from and this at some point needs to affect the picks in your stock portfolio. back to you. >> rick, i'll take it from you, rick santelli. >>> even starbucks is worried about the fiscal cliff. and we'll take you live to one of those location as they launch their initiative. back in two. to live a
and will probably happen in europe. the u.k. specialized in being the home of trading. they certainly don't want that to be taxed. so yes, there are people in congress. i think wall street is now the number-one contributor to political campaigns, or at least it is in the running for number one. i have been to washington many times and am involved with several groups that are trying to reform the business sector. it is very difficult because of the sheer amount of money that the finance sector is pouring into lobbying and campaign contributions. >> let's give a round of applause for lynn. [applause] we have the opportunity for you to purchase and have the book signed. we thank you all for being here. if you have further questions, she will be here signing books, so come and talk to her. >> in the fall of 1774, the british admiral and generals and diplomats were reporting to the crown that the colonists for sending ships everywhere to try to get ammunition and muskets and cannons. this was after the british sent more troops to boston after the boston tea party and so-called subversive acts. it is
. as i said, there's been a coordinated crackdown around the world of anti-bribery law in the u.k. and a big run in russia. corruption is everywhere. >> why isn't the united states further up the ranking? >> part of the problem and united states is always ranked around this area below top 10%. what they say is a lot of it has to do with just corruption not being enough of a priority. they say that the financial crisis changed some of that and people are starting to pay attention and citing a poll that 80% of americans believe that the financial crisis was the result of some public corruption. so it's more in the consciousness there and that affects the perception. it still has a long way to go. >> fascinating. thanks very much. >>> still ahead this morning, we've seen a wide range of companies unloading special dividends this quarter. have the nonissuing companies now made the wrong move. we'll take a deeper dive into that and talk about names that have yet to declare one and what it means for them ahead of the fiscal cliff. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately
to get approved but they are moving in that direction. zynga is looking to start black jack in the u.k.. i am saying it is intriguing because of on- line gambling. this could bring in revenue. >> if you want to gamble than buy some stock shares for $2.50 an gamelagamble on >> i like yoyelp, someone went on yelp and said that in one doctor gave her frankenstein and breasts. i like the ability to be able to go to the sides and complained. i do not like the ability that there is no leash. i can go in trash the local contractor and make stuff up. on-line identity has to improve for this tuesday and place. >> the old is being held responsible? >> yes >> call of duty, blacktops to has sold a million already. >> they sold a billion dollars worth in the first 15 days. they beat out call of duty in modern warfare. this is a blockbuster flat franchise but unfortunately it has not done much. you hit a home run with this one but you strike out with harry potter video game. it is a billion dollars, i brought that up because it movies do not make a billion dollars. this is a blockbuster and people t
's grappling with the same question helped by some decent uk inflation data today. and a t-bill auction in spain. our road map begins with what appear to be significant progress in the debt negotiations overnight. a whose proposal looking to raise rates for those making more than $400,000 a year. but senator corker on squawk just poured a bucket of ice water on those hopes. >> whitney boosts her recommendations on citi, bank of america and discover financial. is that move by one of the more famous financial bears, a sign of a new era for banks? >> walmart is once again the target of a "new york times" investigation. but does the paper add anything new and can the stock outperform just as it did last time. >> private equity firm server said it will sell the firearms conglomerate. is private equity talking about guns in the country. >> futures moving higher on optimism. the white house republicans rising above partisanship, getting closer to striking a deal on the fiscal cliff. we have the latest on not just the breakdown of this offer, but by the response of some key senators this mornin
europe and people in the u.k. and throughout the world. my hope is we are going to get the deal done. >> we have three weeks or so to play with at least this year some say. is that feasible knowing what you know? >> i think what you have to realize is there has to be a down payment. president outlined what he wants for that down payment on revenue side. let's have rates go back up which was the underlying assumption that was included in the whole simpson-bowles plan. the gang of six plan embraced that as well. brought the rates back up to 39%. you could still do tax reform after that to bring them back down and eliminate the tax expenditures. that's a good starting point. will we fully get through tax reform and entitlement reform by the end of the year? obviously not. what i fear is let's not continue to negotiate this into the 11th hour. every day that we go on during this period, during retail season, you hold back consumers which we know consumer confidence is two-thirds of the economy. folks are not buying stuff because they don't know what will happen come the beginning of the
for that company for autonomy. the uk unit of deloitte was in charge of signing off on autonomy's financial statements also before hp bought the company in 2011. but deloitte was also paid significant fees for other work it did for autonomy like due diligence work on a potential acquisition and to many observers the multitasking is potentially an industry problem. >>> let's take a look at stocks to watch this morning. we'll start with the first one, we'll look at enbridge which at this point is not doing a whole lot. it's indicated up 0.3 of a percent. enbridge has raised its dividend by 12% and it sees strong growth in its outlook for next year. next on the list which is coming up now is cooper. cooper fourth quarter profit rising 27% on continued contact lens sales. so, this is -- there's, like, six different coopers at one point. this is the contact lens. there's cooper tire. >> different one. >> cooper company, and cooper. >> dan, when you take a look at everything that's out there, everything that's happening in the economy, what's happening with washington, what's your biggest concern
encrusted ipad 2? that's right. two generations old. from the uk's stewart hughes. just $8 million. still too practical? check out this diamond encrusted blackberry bold for $1.2 million. to be fair i'm not sure they're selling that one anymore, carl. >> the 10 is still coming. maybe you can modify it for the 10. that is fabulous. take me back to the television. i assume it's only as good as the input you give it, right? if you play a standard dvd it is going to look like a standard dvd? >> that's right. it'll upscale blue ray and sony gives you a server with 10 4-k movies preloaded. it loans that out to people who buy the tv. >> all right. now the robot. did i hear you right? your face appears on the forehead? >> yeah. it's a little kind of a cross between fun and creepy. you can talk to the robot. see the person's face. >> definitely on the creepy. >> it's kind of fun to try to steer it around and, you know, i got to steer it myself when i visited the
to stay profitable going forward. aggreko, this is a power generator supplier here in the uk, down 15% after it was talking about the outlook for 2013. more muted than what certainly people had been expecting. and holcim, the world's biggest cementmaker, it's reinvesting, taking write-downs and charges in its fourth quarter in order to cut operations in most of the of its european operations down 1.3%. certainly not as much as adegreeso, but kind of a da room ter. i want to turn now to forex, show you what's happening with the euro first. over here, as you can see, we're down about .3%. that's consistent with what we're seeing across bourses. bond not all that interesting today. a bit of a mixed bag. and i'll end here, guys, on, of course, the dollar/yen. japan did have when aer being called transformative actions weekend. it still remains toes be seen whether shinzo abe is going to be the next prime minister. can it help spur the company back towards growth? remember, with currencies, it's all relative and there are a lot of other players around the world who are trying to weaken the
, italy, france and the uk. this comes one day after a federal judge denied a request by apple to ban u.s. sales of samsung smart phone models. the devices in questions are the ones that a jury back in august say illegally used apple technology. at that time apple had been awarded $1.1 billion in damages. >>> the markets, dow looks like it will open up about $68 points higher. s&p up about 10 points, the nasdaq up 22.5 points coming on some of this news that we may be getting closer on the fiscal cliff. let's check out what's going on in asia. hang seng was down off marginally. shanghai composite up marginally and the nikkei up as well. quickly in europe, you can take a look at what's going on there. the ftse up about 0.38%. cac flat, and the german dax up about 0.5. >> the white house is proposing a new deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. let's get to steve liesman with more of the details. >> you're surprised, aren't you? >> isn't it happening. >> soon as they want it done they can do it. >> you said it this morning. it's a fictitious thing. we're going to show you the movement in just a
will close at 12:30. facebook is accused of dodging taxes in the uk. the london "times" said they tried to hide taxes. a tablet for under $100, the journal said acer selling a $99 tablet next year. similar to the amazon kindle fire and barnes & noble nook color. >> by now, we all should certainly know about the fiscal cliff, shouldn't we. but there's another so-called cliff that's getting people's attention. brian shactman has more. >> some calling it the container cliff. negotiations broke down late last week. that could be bad news from massachusetts to texas. if there's no deal, several thousand dock workers could walk off the job at 15 ports at 12:01 a.m. on december 30th. this includes the port of new york and new jersey, which is the largest on the east coast, handling more than $200 billion worth of goods in 2011. a lot of that from china. the basic issue is this. there are container royalty fees which supplement wages. the employers want the amount capped. the dock workers do not. this is such a big deal florida governor rick scott sent a three-page letter to the president late
, even though the u.k. is kicking and screaming because they specialize in being the home of trading, whether trading in stocks or derivatives or anything else. they simply do not want that to be taxed. there are people in congress. i think wall street is now the number-one contributor to political campaigns. at least, it is in the running for number-one. i have been to washington many times and i'm involved with several groups that are trying to reform the business sector so that it can work, so that it can survive. it is very difficult because of the sheer amount of money that the finance sector in particular is pouring into lobbying and campaign contributions. it is very difficult. >> let's give a round of applause for lin. -- lynn. [applause] there is an opportunity for you to purchase and have the but signed. if you have court-further questions, she will be here signing books. thank you all and have a safe trip home. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> all this month we have been talking with retirin
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